October 23, 2019
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago proudly announces the publication in print and online of:
Discovering New Pasts: The OI at 100
Theo van den Hout, ed.
Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2019
xxiv + 428 pp.; 584 images
Hardback, 11.5 x 10 in
In celebration of the OI’s centennial year, over sixty different authors and contributors have come together to provide a personalized history of the OI’s work past and present. In these pages we invite you to join us on an adventure. Explore the legacy of James Henry Breasted and the institute he founded. Discover the inner workings of the OI and its museum. Travel across multiple continents to learn about groundbreaking research. Enjoy a unique collection of nearly six hundred images, all in one publication for the first time. Learn the story of the institute’s development—from being one man’s dream to becoming one of the world’s preeminent authorities on over ten thousand years of human civilization.